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A appreciation of selected verbal activities. From Dial-A-Prayer and Gertrude Stein to the Ketjak, Harry Partch, the Congo and world champion bowler Don Carter this program is a aural collage of sound poetry, excerpts from literature, ephemeral programs, and televised sound bites. Included is a complete performance of Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Spoken Word, Sound Poetry, Poetry
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On December 3, 2005, Other Minds presented for the first time three concerts of new music summoning the spirits of composers past and present, in the spiritual setting of Bernard Maybeck's Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. The following selections are from the 8:00pm concert, "TOWARDS THE FLAME". Alexander Scriabin Vers la Flamme (1914) Johanna Magdalena Beyer Dissonant Counterpoint Nos. 5, 7, 8, (ca. 1934) Lou Harrison A Summerfield Set (1988) Sarah Cahill, solo piano Ronald...
Topics: Other Minds, New Music Seance, Concerts, New Music, 20th Century Classical
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Beverly Bellows performs on the harp in a live concert from the KPFA studios on March 5, 1973. Works heard include a number of compositions by Lou Harrison and three pieces for harp by 16th and 17th century Spanish masters. Joining Bellows on some performances are Charles Amirkhanian and Amy Radner on percussion, and Charles’ wife Carol Law can be heard making a few comments.
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Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, New Music, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Harp, Beverly Bellows
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Traditional "Mountain Dance Music" tune, recorded March 23, 1926 by the Blue Ridge Highballers ("led by Charley La Prade, fiddler"). From 78rpm disk.
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Topics: Music, Country, Old-Time Appalachian, Fiddle Tune, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Original 78rpm disk (Columbia 15081-D) digitized by old78collector
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Robert Sheff (aka Blue Gene Tyranny) interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian. Sheff discusses his career as a composer, performer and recording artist, including early activities growing up in Texas, his involvement with the ONCE festivals, his work at Mills College Center for New Music and his interest in composing for film. Compositions included (and discussed) include Black Forest Trading Post; Country Boy, Country Dog; L'Invasion Printainiere; and The Flow of Body and Mind (becomes Music for Any...
Topics: Music and Interview, Electro-Acoustic/Electronic, KPFA-FM, Bob Sheff, Blue Gene Tyranny
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The life and work of Conlon Nancarrow, a composer who turned an anachronistic gadget, the player piano, into a vehicle for greatness. This half-hour portrait includes interviews with family, friends, and other composers, interweaving the man and his music in ways that illuminate both. Interviewees in Order: Ardis Wodehouse Julio Estrada Mako Nancarrow Julio Estrada Letter of Ed Lending read by Forrest Miller Conlon Nancarrow Kyle Gann Yoko Seguira Nancarrow Kyle Gann Yoko Conlon Yoko Eva Soltes...
Topics: Documentary, 20th Century Classical, Interview, New Music
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Violinist Daniel Kobialka is interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian after having recently returned from Atlanta, GA, where he gave the world premiere of the Ben Weber Violin Concerto, . Kobialka, who is on the faculty at Hayward State, talks about his many performances of scores by living composers including Lou Harrison, Henry Brant, Leonard Bernstein, & many more. In addition Kobialka describes his first forays into composition, including a collaboration with a rock band. (from KPFA Folio)
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Daniel Kobialka
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Charles Amirkhanian introduces music for the oud, an Indian raga, and a string quartet. First up is a work for classical oud, performed by Khamis El Fino and recorded during a concert at Asia House, Dec. 1, 1963. This is followed by a midnight raga for shenai, violin, and tabla, performed by Bismillah Khan, V. G. Jog, and Mahapurush Misra, respectively. This hour of extraordinary music from around the world is concluded with a recording of Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F” performed...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Music, World Music, 20th Century Classical
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On December 3, 2005, Other Minds presented for the first time three concerts of new music summoning the spirits of composers past and present, in the spiritual setting of Bernard Maybeck's Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. The following selections are from Concert II, "NUDE ROLLING DOWN AN ESCALATOR". Ruth Crawford Seeger Prelude No. 4; Prelude No. 9 (1924-28) Andrea Morricone 1 Studio (Etude No. 1, 2002, U.S. premiere) Kyle Gann Private Dances, excerpt: Saintly (2004) Sarah...
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Topics: New Music Seance, Other Minds, Concerts, New Music, 20th Century Classical
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Charles Amirkhanian introduces the life and music of Colin McPhee (1901-1964), with commentary by Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison. A classically trained pianist and composer, McPhee became prominent in the 1930s modern music movement in New York. His life and music changed direction when he discovered Balinese music in 1931. He moved to Bali and thoroughly studied the indigenous music. McPhee composed music incorporating Balinese themes. His book Music in Bali, is the definitive text on the...
Topics: Documentary, 20th Century Classical, World Music
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Panel Discussion and Concert One for Friday, December 8, 2006: The twelfth Other Minds Festival kicked off with this panel discussion (track 1), moderated by Charles Amirkhanian and featuring composers Per Nørgård, Peter Sculthorpe, and Daniel David Feinsmith, (Maja Ratkje was sick with the flu and missed this pre-concert discussion). Per talks about the origin of the name of his Quartet No. 10 for strings, “Høsttidløs”(Harvest-Timeless). which is named after a Danish flower that blooms...
Topics: Other Minds Festival of New Music, Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, OM 12
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Panel Discussion and Concert for Saturday, December 9, 2006: Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the three composers featured in the second concert of the 12th Other Minds Festival. Maja Ratkje, who was too ill to take part in the panel discussion the day before, speaks about her interest in Japanese gagaku music as well as giving a preview of her work with the Norwegian group POING, which features the composer’s extended vocal techniques combined with electronics,...
Topics: Other Minds Festival of New Music, Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, OM 12
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Members of The Circle Trio make music by tuning psychically to a channeled source of connection that guides their musical improvisation. Pauline Oliveros has been a pioneer in the practice of meditation pieces for performers and "audiences", and has developed the concept of Deep Listening, a kind of collective improvisation involving zen-like focus on sound production and interaction during performance. The result is group composition in real time that takes on a heightened clarity...
Topics: Other Minds Festival of New Music, Music, New Music, Free Improvisation, Pauline Oliveros, The...
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The Wesleyan Gamelan Chamber Ensemble in its first new York performance. Recorded at the Asia House in New York City, January 17, 1971. The ensemble is composed of native Javanese teachers and their students at Wesleyan University. The instruments used include a gender, kendang, rebab, gambang, and slentem.
Topics: Music, World Music, Gamelan, Wesleyan Gamelan Chamber Ensemble
On May 5, 1926 six young American composers who had been working in Paris presented their chamber music to an audience of musicians, intelligentsia, and socialites in the famed Salle Pleyel (or perhaps the nearby Salle Chopin). The concert, arranged by Nadia Boulanger and sponsored by the Societe Musicale Independente, a group which included the most celebrated European composers of the time, gave the French one of their first chances to hear what Americans were capable of musically. The...
Topics: Chamber Music, Art Songs, Music and Interview, Societe Musicale Independante
Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
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Howdy! Pemi Paull, Viola; Rachel Moody, violin; Louise Higgins, violin; and Amanda Keesmaat, cello 01 György Ligeti, Sonata for Solo Viola. 02 Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 15 (opus 144) 03 Robert Rival, String Trio (World Premiere performance) Live at Zeke's Gallery, Montreal, January 27, 2004
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Highlights of contemporary music in the City of Angels from the New Music Society of 1925 to New Music America, 1985 a 60 year heritage of profound significance! Henry Cowell, born in Northern California, was the catalyst for all that was new and outrageous in new music in Los Angeles in the 1920s. His October 22, 1925 concert at the Biltmore Hotel there, underwritten by Aileen Barnsdall, is considered the birth of new music in southern California. Music premiered there was critically acclaimed...
Topics: New Music, Documentary, Motion Picture Music
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An 85th Birthday Celebration for Lou Harrison at Other Minds Music Festival 8, 2002 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California. Lou Harrison: Incidental Music to Corneille's Cinna (1955-56) Medium fast Slow Medium slow Grand Linda Burman-Hall, tack piano Support for Linda Burman-Hall's appearance provided by New Albion Records.
Topics: Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Other Minds Festival, Lou Harrison
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On May 14, 1977 Lou Harrison celebrated his 60th birthday. Composers, musicians, music lovers, and friends paid tribute at St. John’s Church in Berkeley CA. The concert was produced by Paul Dresher, Peter Garland and Rae Imamura. The performers included the Repercussion Unit from the Cal Institute of the Arts, The East Bay New Music Ensemble directed by Robert Hughes, and the Berkeley Gamelan. Carl Stone and Leni Isaacs from KPFK play selections of Lou Harrison’s work. The pieces heard are...
Topics: Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Lou Harrison
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Harrison discusses the recent translation of an ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablet, in which the musical scale used by the Babylonian’s is described. This discovery has pushed back the origin of musical theory by at least 1,500 years. Harrison accompanies his talk with auditory illustrations of ancient scales and other plectrum pleasantries. The musical knowledge developed by the ancient Babylonians was passed on and refined by Pythagorus and Ptolemy and eventually influenced the Western...
Topics: Interview, Microtonal Music, Lou Harrison
Charles Amirkhanian plays two works for solo piano and then a piano concerto. The first piece is by the American composer, Edward MacDowell, whose estate in Petersboro, NH was later converted by his widow into a sanctuary named the MacDowell Colony, where to this day artists can go to spend several months in peaceful surroundings and work on their art. The second piece, by Irving Fine, was actually composed while he was a resident of the Colony. The final piece in this program is Jolivet’s...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Music, 20th Century Classical, Classical Music
Two avant-garde works for violin, played by one of the world’s leading artists, Paul Zukofsky. In a Mitzvah for the Dead (for Violin and Tape), Michael Sahl has written a piece in four movements which recalls tonal music as a possibility for usage in not merely collage snippets, but as an important element basic to the conception of the work. In the second work, Violin Phase by Steve Reich, the composer takes samples of sound and subjects them to a sort of magnification that provides the...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Music, New Music, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Steve Reich,...
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Charles Amirkhanian reviews the 1979 Ojai Festival, held on May 18-20, which was produced by composer and conductor Lukas Foss and William Malloch. The Festival, which was held in the bucolic setting of Ojai, California, situated 30 minutes inland from Ventura, began with a night of live music accompaniment for a number of silent films, including a rare showing of Dudley Murphy’s and Fernand Léger’s "Ballet Méchanique" accompanied by George Antheil's score. The second day...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ojai Festival, Music, 20th Century Classical, Orchestral Music
A concert given in celebration of Ernst Krenek’s 80th birthday, on April 18, 1980 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and sponsored by the Goethe Institute. Charles Boone, who studied with Krenek, introduces the composer who then introduces the program of a number of his early compositions.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, 20th Century Classical, Art Songs, Ernst Krenek
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Frederick Marvin, whose extensive research has led to the revelation of the greatly interesting output of Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783), performed this concert on February 24, 1973, at the Stephenson-Bradford Music and Fine Arts Center in Fresno California. On the program was Soler’s “Sonata in C”, Beethoven’s “Sonata, No. 18”, and George Antheil’s “Sonata No. 4” as well as works by Debussy and Liszt. Heard during the intermission is an interview with Marvin, recorded at the...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, 20th Century Classical, Classical Music, Frederick Marvin
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Composer Conlon Nancarrow was born on October 27, 1912 in Texaskana, Arkansas and has lived in Mexico City since 1940. Richard Friedman speaks with him by telephone about his career, and introduces recent recordings of Nancarrow’s player piano music as well as works for live performers. Friedman also talks to Gordon Mumma who describes the early career of Nancarrow during which his music was largely unappreciated until Henry Cowell and John Cage took an interest in the composer’s studies...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, New Music, Conlon Nancarrow
Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Lloyd Cross and Jerry Pethick, the co-founders of the School of Holography in San Francisco about the art of holography. Also presented is the first broadcast performance of George Antheil's Sonata for Flute and Piano. The last half of the show consists of Amirkhanian reading a communication from David Graham entitled "Logic, or If it works it's obsolete", poems by Clark Coolidge, James Schuyler, other works from Gum, Issue #6, and a piece on modern art...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Interview and Music, Modern Art, Poetry
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Charles Amirkhanian narrates this tribute to the amazing but neglected Leo Ornstein, who was perhaps America's most radical composer and pianist of the 1910s and 1920s. Ornstein never recorded any of his own works, but continued working in obscurity on his own compositions after his retirement from the concert stage in 1928. The program includes premier performances of Ornstein works by pianist Michael Sellers.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Documentary, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Leo Ornstein
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Composed together with Elizabeth Harris (staging) and performed by Stuart Dempster at a concert given in 1965 at 321 Divisidero Street in San Francisco. Charles Boone describes the action and setting preceeding the very theatrical performance involving candles, hose, funnels and other unusual props. From a live broadcast. KPFA had telephone lines installed into the San Francisco Tape Music Center so that concerts before a live audience could be heard live.
Topics: Music, Performance Art, Electro-Acoustic/Electronic, KPFA-FM, San Francisco Tape Music Center
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The Pacifica Chamber Players, formed for the purpose of playing studio concerts over the air on KPFA, present a concert of music composed for the ensemble by Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, and Charles Shere, Julian White, plus a work written by the American composer Henry Brant. The Players include different performers for each concert, depending on the music chosen by the ensemble's director, clarinetist, Thomas Rose. The first piece, "Knell", by Amirkhanian features the tape...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, 20th Century Classical, New Music, Pacifica Chamber Players
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A lecture given by John Cage on the subject of mushrooms. This lecture was given as part of Cage's class on Music in Dialogue given in the Fall of 1969 at the University of California, Davis. Cage also reads from his diary that includes entries about Buckminster Fuller's philosophy, trips to South America, and music rehearsals. [note: audio is in mono]
Topics: KPFA-FM, Source Program, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Experimental Literature, John Cage
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On the evening of Thursday, July 29, 1971, John Cage visited KPFA to talk about his current activities and interests and also to read the first and fifth sections from his Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse). He also reads a high school oratory which garnered a permanent trophy for Los Angeles High School where he was valedictorian of the class of 1928. Present in the room during the discussion are also Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere and...
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Topics: Interview, Experimental Literature, Avant-Garde, John Cage, KPFA-FM
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Nearly forty years after John Cage composed, “Solo for Voice 58”, an indeterminate work consisting of 18 separate parts, it finds its ideal interpreter in Italian-born dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni. The first performer to prepare the full 18 microtonal ragas for a major performance, Cuni executes microtonal melodies in five different languages with stunning ease. On November 2, 2007, Other Minds, presented the American premiere of this iconoclastic interpretation at a concert in Berkeley...
Topics: Other Minds, Microtonal Music, New Music, John Cage, Amelia Cuni
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Based on an interview with John Cage, conducted by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music in San Francisco, this Ode to Gravity program was heard nationwide over the NPR satellite. Amirkhanian begins with a quick history of Cage's musical upbringing, leading into an interview conducted with Cage during preparation for the San Francisco Symphony's "all-Cage" evening in 1983. The program opens with a performance of "Double Music" (1941) written jointly by...
Topics: Avant-garde, 20th Century Classical, KPFA, John Cage
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by Jonathan Cott & John Cage
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A lively 1963 interview of John Cage by Jonathan Cott. The discussion covers several aspects of Cages creative process and aesthetic. At every turn Cott antagonizes Cage with challenging questions. In addition, he quotes from numerous sources (including Norman Mailer, Michael Steinberg, Igor Stravinksy and others) criticizing Cage and his music. Includes a performance of Aria with Fontana Mix featuring vocalist Cathy Berberian. This program is notable particularly for the challenging stance of...
Topics: Interview, New Music, John Cage
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Jonathan Cott, then just 19, interviews John Cage and challenges his worth as a composer in a series of questions regarding his teacher Arnold Schoenberg. Visit radiOM.org for original program with the complete interview.
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Topics: Interview, New Music, John Cage
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An eclectic collage of mostly unidentified music and sounds supposedly presented by those legendary KPFA music directors Harry S. Truman and John the Baptist. Some of the music heard can be tentatively identified as jazz pieces by the Phil Yost Trio, Chick Corea, and Benny Goodman, others seem to be by the Senufo peoples of Ivory Coast, and the pygmies of Burundi, as well as at least one and possibly two excerpts from Lou Harrison’s “Pacifika Rondo”. The program ends with an ambient sound...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Music, Jazz, Soundscapes
World Premiere of William Parker's Spirit Catcher for Four Musicians and Tape (2003) performed at Other Minds 9 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 2003. William Parker, double reeds, dilruba, sentir (a Moroccan bass); Oluyemi Thomas, c melody saxophone, bass clarinet, double reeds; Doctor E. Pelikan-Chalto, recorders, whistles and flutes; Barbara Sandidge, flugelhorn Spirit Catcher (2002) Spirit Catcher, for four musicians and tape, combines free improvisation with spoken word and...
Topics: Jazz, Improv
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Jazz violinist Billy Bang performs selections from his release Vietnam: The Aftermath and his upcoming release Vietnam Reflections at the 11th Other Minds Music Festival at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005. Billy Bang Quintet Billy Bang, violin Ted Daniel, trumpet and horns Andrew Bemkey, piano Todd Nicholson, bass Michael Carvin, drums Composer, violinist and Vietnam veteran Billy Bang and his New York-based quintet present the world premiere of new selections from his...
Topic: jazz
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Jazz violinist Billy Bang performs selections from his release Vietnam: The Aftermath and his upcoming release Vietnam Reflections at the 11th Other Minds Music Festival at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005. Billy Bang Quintet Billy Bang, violin Ted Daniel, trumpet and horns Andrew Bemkey, piano Todd Nicholson, bass Michael Carvin, drums Composer, violinist and Vietnam veteran Billy Bang and his New York-based quintet present the world premiere of new selections from his...
Topic: Jazz
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Jazz violinist Billy Bang performs selections from his release Vietnam: The Aftermath and his upcoming release Vietnam Reflections at the 11th Other Minds Music Festival at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005. Billy Bang Quintet Billy Bang, violin Ted Daniel, trumpet and horns Andrew Bemkey, piano Todd Nicholson, bass Michael Carvin, drums Composer, violinist and Vietnam veteran Billy Bang and his New York-based quintet present the world premiere of new selections from his...
Topic: Jazz
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John Cage / Morton Feldman: Radio Happenings I - V Recorded at WBAI, New York City, July 1966 - January 1967 John Cage and Morton Feldman recorded four open-ended conversations at the studios of radio station WBAI in New York. These meetings spanned six months between July 1966 and January 1967, and were produced as five "Radio Happenings". Both were at transitional points in their music. Cage had completed Variations V in 1965 and Variations VI and VII in 1966, and would publish...
Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical, Interview
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John Cage / Morton Feldman: Radio Happenings I - V Recorded at WBAI, New York City, July 1966 - January 1967 John Cage and Morton Feldman recorded four open-ended conversations at the studios of radio station WBAI in New York. These meetings spanned six months between July 1966 and January 1967, and were produced as five "Radio Happenings". Both were at transitional points in their music. Cage had completed Variations V in 1965 and Variations VI and VII in 1966, and would publish...
Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical, Interview
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John Cage / Morton Feldman: Radio Happenings I - V Recorded at WBAI, New York City, July 1966 - January 1967 John Cage and Morton Feldman recorded four open-ended conversations at the studios of radio station WBAI in New York. These meetings spanned six months between July 1966 and January 1967, and were produced as five "Radio Happenings". Both were at transitional points in their music. Cage had completed Variations V in 1965 and Variations VI and VII in 1966, and would publish...
Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical, Interview
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John Cage / Morton Feldman: Radio Happenings I - V Recorded at WBAI, New York City, July 1966 - January 1967 John Cage and Morton Feldman recorded four open-ended conversations at the studios of radio station WBAI in New York. These meetings spanned six months between July 1966 and January 1967, and were produced as five "Radio Happenings". Both were at transitional points in their music. Cage had completed Variations V in 1965 and Variations VI and VII in 1966, and would publish...
Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical, Interview
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From his home in Paris, Russian-born composer Ivan Wyschnegradsky discusses with Charles Amirkhanian his approach to writing microtonal music, and his desire for a "chromatic revolution". He describes his invention of the quarter-tone piano that has two harps controlled by three keyboards, enabling performances by a single player, and elaborates on his subsequent evolution as a composer. Wyschnegradsky focuses on "The Day of Existence", an early work (influenced by Scriabin)...
Topics: New Music, interviews, unconventional instruments, composers, Ivan Wyschnegradsky
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In honor of her 70th birthday, Betty Freeman appears on KPFA's Morning Concert, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Freeman shares anecdotes from her long career, first as a budding pianist and then as a supporter of contemporary composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, and La Monte Young. Freeman also describes her work as a photographer of composers, and gives her opinions about listening to and loving new music. Musical excerpts include "Goldberg Variations" by J. S. Bach, and...
Topics: interviews, KPFA Morning Concert series, Betty Freeman, New Music
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John Cage / Morton Feldman: Radio Happenings I - V Recorded at WBAI, New York City, July 1966 - January 1967 John Cage and Morton Feldman recorded four open-ended conversations at the studios of radio station WBAI in New York. These meetings spanned six months between July 1966 and January 1967, and were produced as five "Radio Happenings". Both were at transitional points in their music. Cage had completed Variations V in 1965 and Variations VI and VII in 1966, and would publish...
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Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical, Interviews
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Charles Amirkhanian talks with the two great O's of the ‘90s, plunderphonicker John Oswald and deep listener Pauline Oliveros. Hailing from Toronto, Oswald has been astounding audiences with his technoripoffaudacities, which lately have landed him in trouble with Canadian record industry authorities. Oswald discusses why he uses other people's music to create his own. Pauline Oliveros lives in Kingston, New York, although her formative years were spent in the Bay Area. All through the days...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, Avant-Garde, Popular Music, Pauline Oliveros,...
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John Zorn and Larry Ochs join Charles Amirkhanian to discuss and play a selection of Zorn’s compositions. Among the pieces heard is an excerpt from “Spillane” in which Zorn tries to capture some of the film noir sensibility that imbues the Mickey Spillane novels and the gritty New York City in which they are based, and which Zorn calls home. This is followed by a couple of excerpts from Zorn’s collaborative improvisational work “Cobra” for which he created a number of general rules...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, Jazz, Avant-Garde, John Zorn, Larry Ochs
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews German composer Dieter Schnebel. The program begins with Schnebel performing "Mouth Work", a sound poetry piece whose theory he later discusses in relation to the organs of articulation in the body. An unidentified orchestral piece, as well as "Schubert-Phantasie" is played for the audience, and the program concludes with another sound poetry piece performed by Schnebel.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Sound Poetry, Avant-Garde, Dieter Schnebel, Speaking of Music series
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During this session of the Speaking of Music series formerly held at San Francisco's Exploratorium, Louis Andriessen discusses his works and plays excerpts for the audience. Selections heard include "On Jimmy Yancey", and "Hoketus".
Topics: KPFA-FM, Speaking of Music series, Interview and Music, Minimalism, 20th Century Classical, Louis...
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews violinist Leroy Jenkins and pianist Marilyn Crispell about their respective careers and their approach to improvisation. Jenkins then plays a selection of solo pieces and then concludes the program with two extended improvised duets with Crispell. Leroy Jenkins died in 2007 at the age of 74. Originally recorded on January 25, 1990 then broadcast on KPFA on March 26, 1990.
Topics: Interview and Music, Jazz, Free Improvisation, Leroy Jenkins, Marilyn Crispell, Speaking of Music...
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews Pierre Boulez and Andrew Gerzso as part of the Speaking of Music series. Boulez discusses the pros and cons of microtonal music, spatial music, as well as delving into the technical details of his latest work, "Répons".
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Pierre Boulez, Speaking of Music series
KPFA’s Charles Amirkhanian presents a preview of the compositions and composers featured during the 1991 Composer to Composer Festival, an international conference on New Music held at Telluride, Colorado, on July 11-14, 1991. Amirkhanian, who was co-director of the 1991 event, introduces selections highlighting many of the invited headliners, including, Eleanor Alberga, Louis Andriessen, Paul Dresher, Janice Giteck, Alicia Terzian, G. S. Sachdev, Pamela Z, Tom Ze, among others. (from KPFA...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Composer to Composer festival
In this edition of Ode to Gravity, Charles Amirkhanian plays a selection of music by Banda Polyphony, Cecil Taylor Unit, Dollar Brand, Daniel Lentz, Philip Glass, and others. He then interviews French music critic Daniel Caux (with his wife translating) about their first trip to visit West Coast new music composers and performers. The program concludes with an interview with Canadian sound poet John Oswald who presents some of his recent compositions.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Interview and Music, New Music, Sound Poetry
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One of the big hits of the 1980-81 San Francisco Symphony season was the world premiere of a work by Bay Area composer John Adams, a Harvard graduate now teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His settings of texts by John Donne (“Negative Love”) and Emily Dickinson (“Because I Could Not Stop For Death” & “Wild Nights” ) for chorus and full orchestra has set a new direction for the course of repetitive (or minimal) music, a style initiated by Steve Reich, Terry...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, New Music, Minimalism, John Adams
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Charles Amirkhanian reports on The Expanded Ear music conference, held on April 27-29, 1973 at the Camp de Benneville Pines, in the San Bernardino National Forest. The highlight of the conference was the Six Acre Jam, performed over a hillside by about 60 musicians and no less than ten synthesizers. Join Charles as he takes a walk through the woods interviewing performers and composers, including Richard Bunger, Barry Gott, Jacques Bekaert, Nicolas Slonimsky & Dane Rudhyar, all while the...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Free Improvisation, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic
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Charles Amirkhanian and George Cleve talk with noted Maestro, Carlos Chávez, just before his appearance as conductor/musical director of the 1971 Cabrillo Music Festival in Aptos California. Chavez talks about his musical careers, as a composer, conductor, and founder of the Mexico City Symphony. He tells about the time he conducted a work by Varese in Mexico in 1924. And he talks about his work as music director of the Cabrillo Music Festival. This program, recorded during a live broadcast on...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, Carlos Chavez
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This live broadcast from the very new KPFA building at 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, California aired nationally on NPR. It features the world premiere of Lou Harrison’s “Homage to Pacifica” (commissioned by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation), a six movement, 45 minute composition for narrator, soloists, mixed chorus, and Javanese gamelan ensemble. An intermission feature presents a rare recording made in 1949, just after KPFA went on the air in which Henry Cowell...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical
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The program begins with excerpts from a 1980 recording titled "Word of Mouth” which features prepared talks by artists given on the island of Ponape in the Pacific Ocean. You will hear segments by Laurie Anderson, Joan Jonas, William T. Wiley, & John Cage. From Micronesia Charles Amirkhanian then takes us to West Berlin to participate in “Fur Augen und Ohren", a spectacular exhibition of mechanical and electronic music making devices dating from the past four centuries....
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Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Interview and Music, Mechanical Music, Modern Art
Steve Reich and Jon Gibson stopped off at the KPFA studio after a rehearsal for a performance scheduled for the next day at the UC Berkeley’s Art Museum. The discussion centers around Reich’s very unusual music and you will hear an East Coast performance of his Four Organs as well as an exciting recording of Ghanian drumming which Reich recorded in Ghana. They also introduce the music of Philip Glass, playing a tape of his Music in Similar Motion. The program ends with a discussion about...
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Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Minimalism, New Music, Steve Reich, John Gibson
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In December 1970, Charles visited Böske Antheil (widow of the late composer) at her home in Los Angeles. During a search of the family archives two acetate private recordings of the Third (1947) and Fifth Piano Sonata (1950) were discovered. The performances were by Frederick Marvin who also performs the Fourth Sonata (1948) on an early LP recording (Alco ALP 1007). The program begins with a performance of the Second Sonata, "Airplane," composed in 1922. This contrasting work in the...
Topics: Interview and Music, New Music, 20th Century Classical, George Antheil
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Composer John Adams, who was working on his opera, Nixon in China, talks with Charles Amirkhanian on the state of contemporary music. Interspersed in this free-ranging conversation are examples of music brought by both Adams and Amirkhanian to illustrate the topics discussed. Adams' composition, Harmonielehre, commissioned and recorded by the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart, had just been released. The album received a nomination in the contemporary music category for a Grammy Award.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, New Music, Minimalism, John Adams
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Charles Amirkhanian introduces Lou Harrison, who then introduces two of his works. The first is Solstice, a ballet written for the Jean Erdman Dance Group and scored for flute, oboe, trumpet, 2 celli, bass, tack piano, and celesta. The second work is a collection of his Peace Pieces, recorded on August 17, 1968 at the Cabrillo Music Festival. All the Peace Pieces are political protest pieces.
Topics: Interview and Music, 20th Century Classical, Orchestral Music
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Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of America's most distinguished composers, Lou Harrison, whose use of gamelan instruments and interest in other musics of the world helped bring an appreciation of Pacific and Asian music to the U.S. William Colvig has collaborated with Harrison for many years, building original and gamelan-inspired instruments. The program begins with Eric Marin's film documenting Harrison & Colvig, and continues with excerpts from Harrison's Piano Concerto (featuring...
Topics: Interview and Music, Unconventional Instruments, New Music
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In November 1970, KPFA and Charles Amirkhanian presented the early works of George Antheil to a sold-out Hertz Hall on the U. C. Berkeley campus. This historic concert launched a revival of interest in Antheil's early music which had not been performed since the mid-Twenties. This 3-part program contains the following performances: Pt. I Airplane Sonata (Sonata No. 2 for piano) (1921) / George Antheil - Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano with drums (1923) / George Antheil Performers: Vladamir...
Topics: George Antheil, Hertz Hall, music, 20th Century Classical, Chamber Music
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews avant-garde composer Henry Brant about his life and music. Brant is perhaps best known for his work with spacial music, that is music for spatially distinct groups of instruments, with many of his compositions calling for multiple ensembles performing in different parts of a concert hall. (Note: original recording starts in mid-speech)
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Orchestral Music, New Music, Henry Brant, Speaking of Music series
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Henry Brant, born in 1913 in Montreal, surveys his music with Charles Amirkhanian. Brant has enlarged upon musical practices of Gabrielli and Ives to create spatial music. This music calls for the physical separation of different groups of musicians within the performance space who simultaneously perform wildly diverse music in and around the audience. Brant has experimented with unusual instruments some of which have been built specifically for his compositions. During this program you will...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, New Music, Unconventional Instruments, Henry Brant
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Harry Partch discusses receiving notariety using a scale of 43 separate tones and original instruments with references to his "Genesis of a Music." There is a brief introduction to "Twelve Intrusions," this recording which is played by five musicians under Partch's direction. The pieces are: Study in an Ancient Phrygian Scale, Study in the Ancient Greek Enharmonic Scale, The Rose, The Crane, The Wind, The Waterfall, The Letter, The Street, Vanity, Lover, Soldiers/War/Another...
Topics: Interview and Music, Microtonal music, Unconventional Instruments, Harry Partch
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The lecture begins with reading of Mureau, the first part of “Empty Words”, which is based on a Thoreau text. The program concludes with a lengthy question and answer session that followed Cage’s appearance at the Cabrillo Music Festival in August 1977. It is often in addressing the public’s questions that Cage’s brilliance is most memorable, and this example is no exception. Of particular interest is his description of how he uses chance operations in his creative processes.
Topics: John Cage, Lecture/Panel Discussion, Experimental Literature, KPFA-FM
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A live broadcast of a jazz concert, held on October 4, 1971 in San Francisco, featuring the Michael White Group, Anthony Braxton, and the Michael Nock Underground. After a brief introduction the Michael White Group perform a set of delightful music, most if not all of which can be found on the LP “Spirit Dance” (Impulse AS-9215). This is followed by Anthony Braxton on solo alto saxophone, playing in his unique style of free improvisation. The evening concluded with a set by the Michael Nock...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Jazz, Free Improvisation
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With host Charles Amirkhanian, composer/conductor/clarinet player John Adams, the newly appointed Director of the New Music Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music discuss his academic and music background, the Ensemble, conducting, contemporary music and the prospects of having new music performed by symphony orchestras. Recordings of Adams compositions Heavy Metal (set to words of William Burroughs), American Standard (including the three sections comprised of a march, a hymn and...
Topics: 20th Century Classical, Avantgarde
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